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  • Automated Reports of Blowing Snow in a Blizzard

    ForeFlight
    Scott Dennstaedt
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    In a bona fide blizzard you would certainly expect to see a fair amount of blowing snow, right? Well, take a look at the conditions for these three airports at the height of the nor’easter that recently pummeled the Northeast with a record snowfall. KEWB 270539Z AUTO 03030G46KT 1/4SM R05/1600V2200FT +SN FZFG SQ VV004 M02/M02 A2958 RMK AO2 PK WND 03046/0538 P0000 T10171022 KTAN 270552Z AUTO 01018G32KT 1/4SM +SN FZFG VV003 M02/M03 A2962 RMK AO2 PK WND 04040/0536 SLP031 KFMH 270535Z AUTO 03032G52KT 1/4SM SN OVC002 M01/M02 A2955 RMK A02 In the belly of this storm, these airports…
  • Automatically Pack Weather and NOTAMs in ForeFlight Mobile version 6.6.1

    ForeFlight
    ForeFlight
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:18 am
    ForeFlight Mobile’s Pack feature simplifies your pre-flight preparation and enhances your safety by ensuring that you have all of the current charts, data, NOTAMS, fuel prices, and the latest pre-departure weather information stored on your device for inflight access. ForeFlight Mobile 6.6.1 introduces a refinement to Pack which automatically keeps the most current weather, TFRs, fuel prices, and NOTAMs refreshed and downloaded onto your device during your preparation for flight. After planning your route, tap the Pack suitcase to ensure you’ve downloaded all the data you will need for…
  • A look at Congress' new generation of war veterans

    AIA dailyLead®
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    The new Congress has the fewest number of veterans within its ranks since World War II, but nearly half of those are veterans -More- 
  • UAV dispatches airport fog

    Aviation eBrief
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    An unmanned aerial vehicle that sprays a mixture of salt particles and water has demonstrated in tests its ability to quickly -More- See why FlyQ EFB, new version 1.4, is again the #1 rated aviation iPad app in the App Store. Now from Seattle Avionics, watch all 1.4's new features in acton: Split-screen, 3D synthetic vision, 9 ADS-B receivers, plates on the map, time/distance rings, measurements with Terrain X-Ray™, CAP grids, etc. Download now or learn more.
  • Upcoming Events

    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Feb. 2-3—MRO Middle East, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE, www.aviationweek.com/events Feb. 3-6—National Business Aviation Association Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference, San Jose, California, www.nbaa.org/events/sdc/2015/ Feb. 11-14—Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association (LPBA) Winter 2015 Meeting, Sunscape Sabor Resort, Cozumel, Island, Mexico, www.lpba.org/UpcomingMeetings.htm# read more
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    ForeFlight

  • Automated Reports of Blowing Snow in a Blizzard

    Scott Dennstaedt
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    In a bona fide blizzard you would certainly expect to see a fair amount of blowing snow, right? Well, take a look at the conditions for these three airports at the height of the nor’easter that recently pummeled the Northeast with a record snowfall. KEWB 270539Z AUTO 03030G46KT 1/4SM R05/1600V2200FT +SN FZFG SQ VV004 M02/M02 A2958 RMK AO2 PK WND 03046/0538 P0000 T10171022 KTAN 270552Z AUTO 01018G32KT 1/4SM +SN FZFG VV003 M02/M03 A2962 RMK AO2 PK WND 04040/0536 SLP031 KFMH 270535Z AUTO 03032G52KT 1/4SM SN OVC002 M01/M02 A2955 RMK A02 In the belly of this storm, these airports…
  • Automatically Pack Weather and NOTAMs in ForeFlight Mobile version 6.6.1

    ForeFlight
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:18 am
    ForeFlight Mobile’s Pack feature simplifies your pre-flight preparation and enhances your safety by ensuring that you have all of the current charts, data, NOTAMS, fuel prices, and the latest pre-departure weather information stored on your device for inflight access. ForeFlight Mobile 6.6.1 introduces a refinement to Pack which automatically keeps the most current weather, TFRs, fuel prices, and NOTAMs refreshed and downloaded onto your device during your preparation for flight. After planning your route, tap the Pack suitcase to ensure you’ve downloaded all the data you will need for…
  • We’ve refined the Internet radar color bar

    Scott Dennstaedt
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Of all of the weather layers available on the ForeFlight Maps view, the radar mosaic is likely the most frequently viewed. With such a high glance value, even the most inexperienced pilot can quickly identify where the significant adverse weather is located and plot to avoid it. This is because radar reflectivity (or the amount of energy returned to the radar) is strongly correlated to the size and concentration of the hydrometeors (rain drops, snow flakes, hailstones, etc.) present in the radar’s view. Large raindrops or hailstones are indicative of intense updrafts and a high…
  • Bulletin: January 8 Data Updates

    ForeFlight Data Team
    3 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    Data updates are now available to download for the January 8, 2015 – February 5, 2015 and January 8, 2015 – March 5, 2015 periods: Airport and Navigation Database ForeFlight Airport Diagrams North American Obstacles For ForeFlight Synthetic Vision customers: Updated Synthetic Vision data for the United States Updated Synthetic Vision data for Canada From the FAA: VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Caribbean High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Ocean Planning Charts Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Airport/Facility Diagrams Documents For our ForeFlight…
  • Synthetic Vision and Forecast Weather Guidance with MOS in ForeFlight Mobile 6.6

    ForeFlight
    29 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    ForeFlight Mobile 6.6 is now available for download on the app store. Synthetic Vision Advances ForeFlight Mobile’s Hazard Awareness Platform We are thrilled to announce that Synthetic Vision plans are available on the iPad with ForeFlight Mobile version 6.6 or later and are available for United States and Canada coverages. ForeFlight Mobile Basic + Synthetic Vision is $99.99/year, ForeFlight Mobile Pro USA + Synthetic Vision is $174.99/year, and ForeFlight Mobile Pro Canada + Synthetic Vision is $174.99/year. Synthetic Vision takes our hazard awareness platform to the next level with a…
 
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    Aviation eBrief

  • UAV dispatches airport fog

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    An unmanned aerial vehicle that sprays a mixture of salt particles and water has demonstrated in tests its ability to quickly -More- See why FlyQ EFB, new version 1.4, is again the #1 rated aviation iPad app in the App Store. Now from Seattle Avionics, watch all 1.4's new features in acton: Split-screen, 3D synthetic vision, 9 ADS-B receivers, plates on the map, time/distance rings, measurements with Terrain X-Ray™, CAP grids, etc. Download now or learn more.
  • Foundation calendar supports GA

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Reserve a 2015 full-sized 16-month wall calendar when you make a donation to the AOPA Foundation.  -More- AOPA Members receive $10 off a $100 purchase at BanyanPilotShop.net PLUS a FREE Gift (while supplies last)! Pilots and aviation enthusiasts enjoy our pilot shop and our selection of pilot supplies, aviation apparel, aviation electronics, aviation watches, aircraft parts, children's items and avionics. If we don't have it, we'll custom order for you. Visit the AOPA Lifestyles page to get this deal.
  • Trans-Pacific balloonists set to land in Mexico after breaking records

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Two Eagles balloon team Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia broke the official world distance record f -More- 
  • Scholarship winner earns pilot's license

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Michaela Goldammer was able to attend a weeklong aviation camp at the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, Fla., in 2002 aft -More- 
  • Ohio pilot couple wins Lightspeed's first $500 Burger Deluxe Getaway

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Lightspeed Aviation recently announced the first winners of their new $500 Burger Deluxe Getaway -- anyone who registers a ne -More- 
 
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    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News

  • Upcoming Events

    2 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Feb. 2-3—MRO Middle East, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE, www.aviationweek.com/events Feb. 3-6—National Business Aviation Association Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference, San Jose, California, www.nbaa.org/events/sdc/2015/ Feb. 11-14—Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association (LPBA) Winter 2015 Meeting, Sunscape Sabor Resort, Cozumel, Island, Mexico, www.lpba.org/UpcomingMeetings.htm# read more
  • Piper Introduces Meridian M500 With Upgraded Avionics

    2 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Piper Aircraft, based in Vero Beach, Florida, has launched the single-engine Meridian M500 with upgraded avionics and other improvements. The aircraft features the Garmin G1000 avionics with a dual 10-in. primary flight display, a 12-in. multifunctional display and a GFC700 autopilot with enhanced autopilot flight control system. read more
  • Appointments

    2 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Phil Scharber and John DeLawyer have been named HondaJet Southwest exclusive regional sales managers for Cutter Aviation. They will focus on marketing and selling the HondaJet to customers in their respective territories. Scharber’s area includes Southern California, Hawaii and Clark County, Nevada, which includes Las Vegas. DeLawyer’s territory includes Texas, Oklazxhoma and New Mexico. Scharber began his aircraft sales career with United Beechcraft before he began selling Piper Aircraft. He joined Cutter in 2006. read more
  • Flight Safety Foundation To Hosts Business Aviation Safety Summit

    2 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    The Flight Safety Foundation is hosting its 60th annual Business Aviation Safety Summit on May 13-14 in Weston, Florida. The conference is dedicated to safety in the business aviation industry and attracts hundreds of attendees. Highlights include an update on the progress of general aviation’s Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing program by the FAA, carrying lithium batteries on board an aircraft, the importance of data enhancing training and safety, fatigue and the unique challenges facing business aviation and other topics. read more
  • Airworthiness Directives

    2 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    CESSNA AIRCRAFT COMPANY Model 500, 501, 550, 551, S550, 560, and 650 Aircraft [Docket No. read more
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    AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points

  • Where are our future pilots?

    Al Marsh
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:34 am
    Look at the general age group in these DJI (a company that makes drones) photos posted on the drone company’s Web site. Aren’t these the youthful crowd we wanted in general aviation? And where are they? In drone pilot school. Should be a snap for those of us who are already pilots, right? You too can attend drone pilot school. It’s only one day. Select “North America” in the link above under “Select A Region” to see the schedule. DJI, the largest drone maker in the world which manufactured the drone that ended up in a White House tree, offers the…
  • Crazy formations

    Al Marsh
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    You can see Jetman Yves Rossi in formation with an aerobatic airplane flown by aerobatics champion Veres Zoltán while it is performing stunts here. In 2015 Rossi will fly in formation with Zoltán, who will swap out his airplane for a wing strapped to his back with jet motors on it that were built for model airplanes like Rossi has, and you will see that they have already practiced their new act at the end of this video. Or, in an unrelated event done by a different set of pilots, you can see an aerobatic airplane fly in formation with a parachute guy here.
  • You can own the first Hasselblad in space

    Mike Collins
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    You could own the camera that captured this iconic image. Photography 52 years ago didn’t mean whipping out your iPhone, or even grabbing for a digital single-lens-reflex camera. It was the early days of the space program, and even 35 mm film cameras weren’t considered up to the challenge. So as Wally Schirra prepared to orbit the Earth six times on Mercury 8, which would be the country’s fifth manned space mission, he had to think carefully about how to document the nine-hour flight. Astronaut Wally Schirra, center, with the Hasselblad 500c camera he carried into space. Ultimately he…
  • Your flying car will be ready soon

    Al Marsh
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Yeah, right. The Sovakian AeroMobile 3.0 flying car has made another splash in the news by appearing at another trade conference, the most recent one being the Pioneers Festival at Vienna’s Hofburg Palace. The first public presentation was in 2007 at Aero-Friedrichshafen in Germany.  You can see a video about the car here  (four minutes, cue the eerie music). The prototype actually works, doing 100 mph on the ground and a promised 124 mph in the air. The price (you can’t get one yet) is said to be like that of a super luxury car, which leaves one guessing. A 2014 Lamborghini…
  • Your private Boeing 747 will be ready soon

    Al Marsh
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Lufthansa Technik is the Cadillac of interior design when it comes to lavish, wildly over the top luxury interiors for private airliners. There are two of this particular $480 million aircraft (including interior) in progress at Hamburg, Germany, and will be completed by spring. Don’t miss out!
 
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    Ask a Flight Instructor

  • What class of airspace are VFR corridors/ vfr transition routes?

    Zachary Alcantar
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    For example, the Bravo airspace at KLAX. Does the VFR transition route/corridor remain class bravo with class bravo visibility and cloud clearance requirements or does it revert to class echo airspace with it’s respective requirements?
  • MAP time and threshold

    Ryan Rose
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:16 am
    Hello everyone,  I was asked this question recently and I still cannot find an answer, I am hoping I can find it here.  The Question: If you are over the runway threshold at minimums, and your MAP time is 2:35 and now it is 2:33, you have the runway threshold in sight, will you go missed? or land? I said I was going to land due to CFR 91.175 which states that as long as you have the runway environment in sight, you can land. The “answer” was never explained to me, because I forgot to ask about it, does anyone know where I can find the answer to the question?  Thank you all for…
  • Use of radio during XC flight

    Brett Chelette
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    My CFI has been quizzing me on the sectional and he’ll ask me who do I need to call at a particular point during XC flight. And i continuously mix up “radio” and “approach” (in my location: Fort Polk Approach, and DeRidder Radio.) Who are the two and for what reasons is it necessary to call them?? Thanks in advance!!
  • Are there airship, balloon, or helicopter questions on the AGI test?

    Jordan Cobb
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:39 pm
    I am studying to take the Ground Instructor Advanced exam.  The Prepware from ASA seems to contain a lot of non airplane related questions.  Questions about balloons, helicopters, and even the Goodyear blimp (no lie).   I took a look at the FAA Exam guide http://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_guides/media/FAA-G-8082-7I.pdf and in the list of topics covered in the AGI (page 34 onward), there is no mention of the need to know anything about helicopters, blimps, or balloons.  There are only topics about weather, general aviation knowledge, airplanes, and a couple things on…
  • PTS Used for Flight Training *and* Testing?

    Craig Spirko
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Am studying for the FOI (Fundamentals of Instruction) and the test prep says “We have received feedback that the FAA is grading the answer, “flight training and testing” to the question “The Practical Test Standards (PTS) should be used for…”  as correct. However the current Flight Training Handbook says, “It must be emphasized the PTS book is a testing document, not a teaching document.”” What would you give as an answer if you got this question on the FOI knowledge test?
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    AVweb Podcasts

  • Podcast: FAA's Second Look at Sleep Apnea

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Dr. Brent Blue, a senior FAA medical examiner, was one of the many who critiqued the FAA's proposed sleep-apnea policy for pilot medical exams when it was released in late 2013. AVweb's Mary Grady asked for his take on the revised policy the FAA announced last week.
  • Podcast: Earl Weener, National Transportation Safety Board, on 2015's Most Wanted

    14 Jan 2015 | 11:42 pm
    The NTSB this week released its annual "Most Wanted" list of safety improvements. Board member Earl Weener, who is a general aviation pilot himself, talked with Mary Grady about the issues affecting the GA fleet and some strategies that can help improve the safety record.
  • Podcast: The Skycatcher Replacement?

    1 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    Glasair Aviation thinks it has come up with the aircraft Cessna should have built. Think strong landing gear. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Glasair's Nick Frisch about how a sturdy, reliable and cheap-to-fly aircraft can help GA.
  • Podcast: SR-71 as a Metaphor for Life

    1 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    Brian Shul didn't just fly the hottest manned aircraft ever built; he overcame tremendous odds to do it. He was the keynote speaker at Flying Aviation Expo in Palm Springs, and AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with him before his presentation.
  • Podcast: The Show Will Go On

    1 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    Flying Aviation Expo President Marco Parrotto says the turnout and feedback from the first event is enough to start planning for the future. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with him on the convention floor.
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    Aviation Mentor

  • January 2015 Photos

    John Ewing
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Sonoma CountyCross DAWNA 13,000Montecito SunsetReversionary mode practiceNorth SF and San Pablo BaysQuiet New Year's Day at SMOWest LA view from KSMOABBAS (another beautiful Bay Area sunset)
  • The Type-Rating Experience

    John Ewing
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Direct Seal Beach, when able ..."70 knots ... V1."  My right hand moves from the throttles to the control yoke. "92 knots, rotate." Hauling back on the yoke, pitching up 12 degrees, I notice the primary flight display has suddenly gone dark. To add to the confusion, the plane is now pointed pretty much straight into the blazing, late afternoon sun. The standby instruments are hidden in shadows and trying to fly with the co-pilot's PFD seems a dubious choice, at best. I'm certain the designated examiner is watching every move, but I'm oddly calm because crap like this has been occurring…
  • December 2014 Photos

    John Ewing
    28 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    As 2014 draws to a close, a brief look back at a busy month spent in Northern California, Southern California, and in between. I wish all a happy and prosperous 2015!Over the Petaluma RiverApproaching LA4 Mile Final, Santa RosaOver Long Beach, Vectors Santa MonicaRain over Treasure Island, SF BayEast of Santa BarbaraFiltered Sunlight, San Pablo Bay Beneath a sheltering sky over Marin CountyOver Hayward, vectors SausalitoABLAS - Another Beautiful LA Sunset
  • Simple Things

    John Ewing
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    Whether it's wrist watches, iPads, flash lights, kneeboards, or ADS-B receivers, pilots love gadgets. We love the features our smart phones, tables, and GPS units have to offer, but complexity comes at a cost and at the end of the day, simple things often serve us best.  Here's my list of simple, yet effective tools I like to keep in my flight bag.Pen (or Pencil) and PaperWriting on your iPad or tablet can be very handy, but cockpit resource management solutions tend to be intensely individual: What works for one pilot can seem unworkable to another pilot. The truth is that sometimes you…
  • November 2014 Photos

    John Ewing
    30 Nov 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Night approach, HaywardBeneath a Tupperware skyBetween layers, near HealdsburgCFI's lunch, Crixa Style!Cruising on a whole different levelNight approach over the East BayDuring egine out practice, smiling is optionalAdjusting to a new work environmentHolding as published at REBASInstrument practice with The Best Hood™Approaching KANAN, LDA 19R Monterey SunsetSacramento DeltaOn TOP of the weather, for a change ... More layers ...Approach preparationSTAR preparation
 
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    Cockpit Conversation

  • Frozen North

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    In the cab to the hotel one night last fall, the cab driver was oddly non-responsive to comments. He seemed alert and sober, and friendly, just didn't seem to get much of what we said. It wasn't until we got to the hotel and encountered the same thing that it dawned on me what the issue was. We're far enough north that English isn't the language people speak in their homes or with their friends. You must think I'm a dolt not to realize that I was talking to someone for whom English was not a first language, but he spoke English with an accent and manner that I'm perfectly used to. It has…
  • Where Is That?

    24 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    An "ordinary" flight plan, filed by a pilot whose goal is to get from point A to point B, has a fairly simple format: a point of origin, a route, and a destination. The origin and destination are typically airports. (Those of you who start or end your flights in places other than airports know what it's like to be not filing an "ordinary" flight plan). A route may be along airways, direct between points, or a combination of the two. They're fairly similar. On an ICAO flight plan, to go direct between points you can just write the identifiers of the two points side by side and it's assumed…
  • Regional Rivalries

    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    In the course of our operations we operate both VFR and IFR, often switching between the two regimes, sometimes more than once, in the course of a single flight. VFR stands for Visual Flight Rules, and the rules are simple. As long as my company knows where I am, I don't need to file any flight plan, follow any specific route or maintain a particular altitude or speed. Under VFR I am not allowed above 18,000' in most places, and I need to plan a landing with thirty minutes of fuel remaining, and I need at all times to be able to navigate and maintain control of the airplane by looking out the…
  • Your Clearance Cancelled Time is Cancelled

    13 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I overheard this post title on switching to a frequency. No one has ever said that to me and I'm not certain which of two possible but contradictory meanings it might have. If I received it, I would ask a clarifying question, but the pilot who received it did not. Before departing on an IFR flight, a pilot first files a flight plan, specifying for the air traffic control system exactly which route she intends to follow, with what timing. The flight plan may be filed online, by phone, or sometimes by radio. I usually file mine by phone, because I can do that while using my eyes and the…
  • The World Is For Me

    8 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I imagine a spectrum in which each person's feeling of entitlement shows up as a different colour. On average, people feel entitled to somewhat more than the world can provide for them, leading to the phenomenon of the tragedy of the commons, a general dissatisfaction with one's lot, or the assumption that rules are for other people, and that whatever works best for me is the thing to do. So at one end of the spectrum we have Mother Teresa who sees that the world has problems, and that there is something she can do about some of them, so dedicates her life to helping people. At the other end…
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    Obat kelenjar getah bening

  • Obat kelenjar getah bening

    11 Jan 2019 | 8:06 pm
    Obat kelenjar getah bening herbal ace maxs merupakan produk kesehatan asli Indonesia dengan manfaat dan khasiat yang luar biasa untuk berbagai pengobatan penyakit degeneratif termasuk kanker kelenjar getah bening. Sudah banyak yang telah membuktikan keampuhan obat herbal kelenjar getah bening ace maxs sekarang tinggal giliran anda.Obat kelenjar getah bening herbal ace maxsObat kelenjar getah bening herbal ace maxs -, Limfoma atau kelenjar getah bening yaitu kanker yang tumbuh disebabkan mutasi sel limfosit (sejenis sel darah putih) yang pada awal mulanya normal, seperti limfosit normal,…
  • Jackfruit Seeds Benefits

    22 Jan 2015 | 6:43 pm
    Most people immediately throw away the seeds after enjoying the fruit is jackfruit. Whereas, jackfruit seeds can also be consumed (via some process in advance) or utilized to support the health of the body. This is thanks to the high content of protein, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins A, B, and C, phosphorus, zinc, and calcium.Jackfruit seeds also contain fitronutrien such as saponins and isoflavones, Lignans, which is an antioxidant that may help prevent cancer. Then what are the benefits offered by jackfruit seeds? Check out his review hereJackfruit Seeds Benefits1. Prevent ConstipationGet…
  • Physical Symptoms Of High Cholesterol Levels Markers

    20 Jan 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Physical Symptoms Of High Cholesterol Levels Markers -, Know the cholesterol level in the blood is quite important in an effort to prevent the impending heart disease and blockages of blood vessels. Normally, the examination can be done with a blood test in the laboratory. Simple checks can tell you the numbers total cholesterol, while for more complex investigations, we can get additional information such as the levels of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), HDL (good cholesterol), and triglycerides. Checking cholesterol levels indeed preferably done periodically to keep monitoring the health…
  • Manfaat ace maxs untuk tumor

    1 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Manfaat ace maxs untuk tumor -, Pasti anda tak asing lagi bila mendengar penyakit tumor jinak yang tumbuh pada payudara wanita, tumor jinak ini sangatlah di takuti oleh kaum hawa. Tumur jinak kerap disebutkan tak beresiko lantaran tak hingga berkembang jadi kanker, namun penyakit ini dapat janganlah dikira mudah lantaran penyakit dapat menyakitkan serta mengganggu stabilitas badan. Tumor payudara yaitu tonjolan pada payudara yang terbentuk disebabkan beberapa sel payudara yang membelah serta melipat-gandakan diri terlampau cepat. Tumor payudara bisa berbentuk jinak serta ganas. Tumor…
  • Gastric Health Tablet Obat Maag Akut

    24 Dec 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Gastric Health Tablet Obat Maag Akut -, Perkenalkan sebuah produk kesehatan herbal bernama Gastric dan Chitosan yang sudah terkenal di luar sana akan khasiatnya dalam membantu masalah pada lambung seperti asam lambung berlebih dan maag. Kami telah membawanya ke Indonesia sekarang ini untuk bisa membantu masyarakat yang sedang mengalami sakit maag. Produk gastric dan chitosan aman untuk dikonsumsi setiap hari karena terbuat dari bahan alami.Gastric Health Tablet Obat Maag AkutGastric Health Tablet sebagai obat maag Diproduksi oleh World (Tianjin) Nutrition & Health food Co., Ltd. –…
 
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    Airplane Geeks Podcast

  • AirplaneGeeks 334 The NACA Centennial

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:04 am
    A symposium celebrating the formation of NACA 100 years ago, an AirAsia Flight 8501 update, slimline seats and passenger comfort, how to deboard quickly, and a Mars rover equipped with a drone. Guest Dr. Bill Barry is NASA’s sixth Chief Historian. Prior to his appointment in September 2010, Bill served as the NASA European Representative at the United States Embassy in Paris and at NASA Headquarters as a Senior International Programs Specialist and leader of the Russia Team in the Office of External Relations. Bill is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, he also holds a…
  • AirplaneGeeks 333 The Airport Experience, From Roadway to Runway

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:14 am
    Managing airport customer service, new TSA security measures, guns on a plane, FAA NPRM rules, the NTSB 10 most wanted, new airline routes, and the inaugural Airplane Geeks Inflight Movie of the Month. Guest Dennis Hazell is Manager, Customer Service at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Dennis supports the terminal and airfield operations, while focusing on the overall customer service experience at Washington Dulles International Airport. Prior to joining the Airports Authority in June 2007, Dennis spent twenty-three years with American Airlines.  He began his career as a…
  • AirplaneGeeks 332 Inflight Entertainment with Spafax

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    14 Jan 2015 | 3:46 am
    Creating content for airlines, a Chinese naval fighter emerges, strong airline passenger demand, record Boeing and Airbus deliveries, United flight attendants file OSHA complaint, the world’s safest airlines, and on-time performance at airports. Guest Al St. Germain is Senior Vice President, USA for Spafax, one of the leading inflight entertainment providers in the world.  Spafax provides content for over 30 different airlines, overseeing licensing, programming, fulfillment and technical services.  In addition to that role, Al serves as publisher of APEX Experience, the official media…
  • AirplaneGeeks 331 The Good, The Bad, and The TSA

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    7 Jan 2015 | 3:03 am
    How the TSA treats a man marked as a terrorist, an inside job smuggling guns on an airline, airport security concerns, a former Korean Air executive arrested, United and Orbitz sue over the “hidden city” ticketing strategy, and an AirAsia QZ8501 update. Guest After being convicted of releasing animals from fur farms in 2005, Peter Young was labeled a “terrorist” by the TSA. Since then, flying has been quite interesting for Peter. You see, Peter was placed on the TSA’s Selectee List. This is not the same as the No Fly List. If you are on the Selectee List, you can fly on…
  • AirplaneGeeks 330 The Rogue Aviator

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    Memoirs of a pilot, AirAsia Flight QZ8501, flying drones safely, falling oil prices and the cost of airline tickets, the Gulfstream G650ER, a look back at 2014 and a look ahead to 2015. Guest Ace Abbott was an F-4 Phantom pilot in the USAF, based in the Far East, and he flew the Learjet as a corporate and charter pilot. During the last 22 years of his career, Ace flew the Boeing 727 for several airlines, accumulating 11,000 hours in the captain’s chair. Ace is retired now, he blogs, and he authored his memoir, The Rogue Aviator In the Back Alleys of Aviation. and Dead Tired: Aviation’s…
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    Greteman Group » News & Views

  • A Change of Plans in Abu Dhabi

    Sonia Greteman
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Exhibitors for the Abu Dhabi Air Expo got a shocking notification today. The show, planned for Feb. 8-10, has been pushed back. A year. The reason? Refurbishments underway at Al Bateen Executive Airport. I wouldn’t want to be the expo’s event-planning team for anything. Think of all the exhibitor costs incurred and plans already in...
  • Greteman Group work featured in Human Logo

    Greteman Group
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    Greteman Group, a Wichita-based marketing communications firm, has five logos included in Counter-Print’s Human Logo. This collection of people-based logos is categorized in sections including faces, hands, bodies, hearts and eyes. It contains more than 300 logos from some of the world’s leading design companies. Greteman Group’s work in Human Logo include logos for nonprofit...
  • New Year’s Marketing Resolutions

    Sonia Greteman
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    Ah, the first full week of January. For many, this means the start of a new diet, exercise regime, time management plan or some other means of personal improvement. Businesses would be wise to kick off a similar improvement-focused marketing effort for their brands. Keep It Real Like a personal resolution, resolutions for your brand...
  • Bona Fide and Certified Woman-Owned

    Greteman Group
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    After almost 26 years as a woman-owned business. Greteman Group now has the certification to prove it. Why the delay? “Just call us paperwork averse,” says Sonia Greteman, founder, owner and creative director of the Wichita-based marketing agency. “We went through the certification process as another way to support our clients and a means to...
  • WBJ; Exploration Place helping to build a work force for the future

    Greteman Group
    2 Jan 2015 | 1:16 pm
    The following excerpt highlights STEM programs offered by Exploration Place: Branding agency Greteman Group highlighted Exploration Place’s STEM work force focus last month as part of the agency’s annual pro bono project. The project was an animated infographic that highlights the need for STEM expertise and the steps Exploration Place is taking in response. “We...
 
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    Around the Pattern

  • MegaDollar Hamburger

    Tracy
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Last week I made the half hour drive north to Stead so I could pull the plane out and fly a half hour south for a hamburger at the Carson City Airport (KCXP). EAA Chapter 403 in Carson has a BBQ every Thursday at 11:30. They cook hamburgers and hot dogs for anyone who wants […] The post MegaDollar Hamburger appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • Last Flight of 2014

    Tracy
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    I looked at the weather the day before Christmas and decided that if I was going to get to fly again before the end of the year I had to do it that day. The weather was supposed to turn really cold with the possibility of significant snowfall. (They were right on both counts.) So, […] The post Last Flight of 2014 appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • A Flight Between Storm Systems

    Tracy
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    We’re finally getting some much-needed precipitation up here in the mountains. Several of the ski resorts are open for business with a good start on their snow pack and we have a couple more days of storms on the way in from the coast. There was a break in the weather last weekend, so I […] The post A Flight Between Storm Systems appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • Another Article About Aviation by a Non-pilot Reporter

    Tracy
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:14 pm
    As many of you probably know, a Phenom 100 crashed on approach to the Gaithersburg, MD Monday killing three people on the plane and another three in one of the houses that it hit. The Washington Post got right on the trending subject and put out an article on their website that would get them […] The post Another Article About Aviation by a Non-pilot Reporter appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • Pattern Work in the Swift

    Tracy
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:56 pm
    I managed to get the Swift back into the air for an hour yesterday.  I had looked at the weather forecast and today (Saturday) around Reno wasn’t supposed to look very nice. It turned out that they were right. It has rained off and on most of the day and the winds have been gusting […] The post Pattern Work in the Swift appeared first on Around the Pattern.
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    WarbirdRadio.com » Podcast Feed

  • STORY UPDATE – Warbird Radio Presents – The B-29 Mystery

    Staff Writer
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:48 am
      WARBIRD RADIO – On this episode of Warbird Radio Presents we work to solve a B-29’s mysterious past.  Inside the Warner Robins Museum of Aviation is B-29, 44-84053.  From the outside, 44-84053 is just an ordinary late war B-29, it’s on the inside where the mystery begins. Unexplained seats in the aft section of […]
  • In Memory of Lt. Col. Edward J. Saylor – Doolittle Tokyo Raider

    Staff Writer
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – We’re sadden to learn Lieutenant Colonel Edward J. Saylor, one of the 80 brave men known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, has died.  Lt. Col. Saylor passed away quietly at his home in Washington State around 11:00am on Wednesday January, 28th, 2015. Warbird Radio spoke to Tom and Catherine Casey, long time […]
  • Mid American Flight Museum – The Texas Warbird Report – 9pm (EASTERN)

    Staff Writer
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:17 pm
    WARBIRD RADIO – Scott Glover from the Mid American Flight Museum joins Zane Adams on the next Texas Warbird Report – Tuesday 1/27/15 at 9pm (EASTERN).  Scott and his Mt. Pleasant based museum has been quietly building and impressive collection of warbirds and other vintage aircraft over the last few years. The collection includes a […]
  • C-45’s Can’t Fly Upside Down??? – Matt Younkin – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Ep 552

    Staff Writer
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – Air show aviator Matt Younkin joins Matt Jolley on this week’s Warbird Radio LIVE!  Mr. Younkin is the masterful aviator who not only flies an aerobatic demonstration in a World War II vintage cargo plane, he also regularly flies the Commemorative Air Force’s B-29 FIFI.   Tune in and call in with […]
  • From The Archive – Warbird Radio Presents – The Bob Batterson Story

    Staff Writer
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – Tune in and take off this week with Pearl Harbor survivor and F6F Hellcat pilot CAPT R.E. “Bob” Batterson (USN RET).  CAPT Batterson shares his story this week during a special Warbird Radio Presents.  To listen to the full podcast just click the play button below.  Thanks for listening. CAPT R.E. “Bob” […]
 
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    anna.aero

  • RwandAir jets off from Entebbe to Nairobi

    anna.aero
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    RwandAir takes on Kenya Airways and Fly-SAX on Entebbe-Nairobi sector with daily flights, using its CRJ 900s. RwandAir, the flag carrier of Rwanda, increased its international offering with the addition of daily flights on the 521-kilometre sector from Entebbe (EBB) to Nairobi (NBO) on 29 January, using its 50-seat CRJ 900s. This route is already […] The post RwandAir jets off from Entebbe to Nairobi appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Rabat Airport reports 41% traffic growth in 2014; Ryanair is #1 airline

    Andy Cakebread
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:31 am
    The sixth busiest Moroccan airport, Rabat Airport handled a new record high of 684,000 passengers in 2014. With a total of four carriers flying to 11 non-stop destinations, anna.aero takes a closer look at the airport’s recent activity and reveals its seasonality profile and how dominant Ryanair is this January. Located in the city of […] The post Rabat Airport reports 41% traffic growth in 2014; Ryanair is #1 airline appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Singapore Changi is third busiest airport in AirAsia Group’s network

    anna.aero
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:03 am
    AirAsia may not have a subsidiary based in Singapore but that hasn’t stopped it becoming the airline group’s third busiest airport by weekly movements. We examine how AirAsia has grown to be a major player at the airport. AirAsia now has airlines based in several countries across Asia; namely India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand. Not […] The post Singapore Changi is third busiest airport in AirAsia Group’s network appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Aer Lingus/BA deal could create opportunities for new transatlantic flows

    anna.aero
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    The return of Aer Lingus to the oneworld alliance looks more likely as BA’s latest offer appears to be supported by the airline’s management (and largest shareholder Ryanair). We look at the implications on the London-Dublin and Aer Lingus transatlantic networks. Much of the recent discussion about the potential takeover of Aer Lingus by IAG […] The post Aer Lingus/BA deal could create opportunities for new transatlantic flows appeared first on anna.aero.
  • New airline routes launched (20 January – 26 January 2015)

    anna.aero
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:32 am
    A total of 11 air services were launched by seven airlines during the course of last week, including China Eastern Airlines increasing its presence in Japan and South Korea, Air Lituanica starting Stockholm Bromma route as well as TAM Airlines adding its third route to Buenos Aires Ezeiza. The rest of this week’s new routes […] The post New airline routes launched (20 January – 26 January 2015) appeared first on anna.aero.
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    SimpliFlying

  • Can in-flight Wi-Fi be a win-win for Airlines and Passengers?

    Vishal Mehra
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:09 am
    The last year will perhaps be remembered as the year when in-flight Wi-Fi took flight worldwide. What has been a boon for air passengers worldwide, has also posed some interesting challenges for airlines, after presenting some lucrative opportunities. How? Let’s go through some data points from the recently released in-flight Wi-Fi report from routehappy. 52 airlines worldwide […] The post Can in-flight Wi-Fi be a win-win for Airlines and Passengers? appeared first on SimpliFlying - The Leading Airline Marketing Consultancy. Author informationVishal MehraSenior Digital…
  • Yuri Van Geest talks Three Key Technologies for the Future of Airlines

    Vishal Mehra
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    Editor’s Note: We are publishing a five-part weekly series on the Future of Air Travel. For this exclusive series, SimpliFlying consultants have been interacting with leading thinkers and futurists and tapping their valuable insights. This is the third interview of our series. (Read Part 1 and Part 2.) Yuri van Geest is an expert on Singularity, […] The post Yuri Van Geest talks Three Key Technologies for the Future of Airlines appeared first on SimpliFlying - The Leading Airline Marketing Consultancy. Author informationVishal MehraSenior Digital Strategist at SimpliFlyingVishal…
  • Are we done crying yet? The tear-jerking stories of VFR marketing

    Marco Serusi
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:13 am
    An unsuspecting person is going about his business, and an airline employee shows up with a free ticket. Cheesy music plays in the background and the airline reunites two friends/relatives while a “moving” story is told on video. – The end - If this sounds familiar, it is because airlines over the past few years have […] The post Are we done crying yet? The tear-jerking stories of VFR marketing appeared first on SimpliFlying - The Leading Airline Marketing Consultancy. Author informationMarco SerusiSenior Consultant at SimpliFlyingMarco is a Marketing Consultant at…
  • Simon Torrance discusses Three Big Technologies for the Future of Aviation

    Vishal Mehra
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    Editor’s Note: To kick-start 2015, we are publishing a five-part weekly series on the Future of Air Travel. For this exclusive series, SimpliFlying consultants have been interacting with leading thinkers and futurists and tapping their valuable insights. This is the second interview of our series.  Simon Torrance is the CEO of Metaflight, an advisory company specialising […] The post Simon Torrance discusses Three Big Technologies for the Future of Aviation appeared first on SimpliFlying - The Leading Airline Marketing Consultancy. Author informationVishal MehraSenior Digital…
  • The Air India Maharajah – to get a makeover, or not?

    Shashank Nigam
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:46 am
    This last weekend, sphere erupted in a lively discussion on whether or not the Air India mascot – The Maharajah – should be adapted for modern times. The discussion was sparked off by a report in the Times of India on Sunday, that the airline had indeed refreshed the portly Maharajah, bowing and welcoming guests, to […] The post The Air India Maharajah – to get a makeover, or not? appeared first on SimpliFlying - The Leading Airline Marketing Consultancy. Author informationShashank NigamCEO at SimpliFlyingShashank Nigam is the CEO of SimpliFlying and a globally…
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    Aviation Marketing Strategies

  • Executive Brief Video Excerpt – Advertising Media with Benét Wilson and Michael Dye

    Paula Williams
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:35 am
    We’d like to thank Benét Wilson and Michael Dye for joining us for our Executive Brief panel discussion this month! Benét and Michael are both expert at using advertising media to attract more customers, readers, clients and/or students!  Benét has attracted HUGE social media audiences for Airways News, the Aviation Queen blog, AOPA and Aviation Week!  Michael’s company Aviation Broadcast has compiled one of the largest opt-in email lists in the aviation industry and sends out thousands of email broadcasts each week on behalf of all types of aviation clients. He also uses…
  • Advertising in Aviation – Don’t Abandon Tradition, Build on It!

    Paula Williams
    18 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    While our conversation with Benét Wilson and Michael Dye last week focused a lot on “new” methods of advertising in aviation industry, there are some benefits to some of our favorite traditional methods, including trade shows, magazines and direct mail. Especially when you combine the old with the new! Advertising in Aviation – Trade Shows Benét mentioned that one of her favorite advertising and prospecting channels was the good old-fashioned Trade Show. These aren’t going away soon, and while it is admittedly expensive to travel (and even more expensive to exhibit!)…
  • Finding the Right Advertising Methods

    Paula Williams
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Advertising can be one of the biggest expenses in your marketing budget, so it’s very important to choose the best advertising methods to reach out to new potential customers. This problem has been with us for quite awhile . . . Half of your advertising dollars are wasted. The trick is knowing which half! John Wanamaker, 1838 -1922 There’s no trick. It’s actually pretty simple (not easy, but simple) to figure out! Business owners and marketing managers in the aviation industry frequently fall victim to the temptations of advertising salespeople, and commit “random acts…
  • New Year Resolutions vs. Real Commitment (AKA Investment!)

    Paula Williams
    4 Jan 2015 | 6:20 pm
    New Year Resolutions are for amateurs and dabblers. Apologies in advance, this post is going to be a bit of a rant, and I know that if you’re reading this I’m “preaching to the choir.”  Your indulgence, please. For most of the businesses we work with, New Years is just like any other day.  We crunch the data from the previous year,  add it to our “lessons learned” and apply ti toward setting and achieving our rolling 30-day goals, 90-day goals, and long-term goals.  Why? Because the folks we work with are “committed,” not just…
  • Three Ways to Save a Sale

    Paula Williams
    28 Dec 2014 | 8:13 pm
    “Do you have any programmable Christmas trees?” We asked a very distinguished looking gentleman in a red flannel shirt. “Nope.” “Why not?” “Because they’re nothing but trouble, that’s why not. You don’t want to get it home and plugged in and have it not work right after a week, now do you?” John and I exchanged a Look. It was the ” I think this guy’s full of hooey, but what do you think?” “Why yes, dear, I fully concur with your assessment that this guy is apparently full of hooey and this pursuit of a…
 
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    Aerostar Training Services LLC

  • Wanted B737 Classic type rating student(s)

    David Santo
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    We have an immediate opening in our upcoming B737 Classic type rating class. Successful graduates will be typed before Feb 20th. If you meet all the ATP requirements and want to obtain the ATP we will include this certification at no additional cost. You can also upgrade your training by including a B737 NG differences course. This is the most economical way to accomplish the type while receiving great training.  We do already have a crew partner for you! Interested candidates must be enrolled by Feb 01 2015 please email david.santo@aerostartyperatings.com or call 1-407-888-9011 ext 112 The…
  • Interview Tips

    David Santo
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Several of our graduates have asked for tips to help them land their dream job. Others have asked why some people seem to land jobs faster then others. The first step is getting invited to interview. To both questions I believe when applying and hoping to be invited for an interview perseverance and effort are key ingredients. Ever heard the term “it’s the squeaky wheel that gets the oil”? You cannot simply fire off an application and expects it to be all that’s required. It’s going to take a whole lot more effort then that! You’ll need to let the employer…
  • New Graduates

    David Santo
    26 Dec 2014 | 10:34 am
    Within the past few days AeroStar graduated two A320 initial type rating customers and two more on the B737NG. All of them did an outstanding job while completing their new ratings both on budget and on schedule! Congratulations! The post New Graduates appeared first on Aerostar Training Services LLC.
  • Female airline pilots – Is a good career choice for a woman?

    paulaabci
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Female airline pilots – Is it a good career choice for a woman? Paula Williams:  Is it a good career choice for a women to be an airline pilot? Captain 

David Santo: Yes. Absolutely. I don’t think there’s any difference between the career opportunities for men and women. Specifically, Paula I’ll tell you why: Because the airlines do things by seniority, by date-of-hire seniority. That takes all of the bias out of it. If a men and a women are hired at the same date, they’re going to upgrade with the same opportunities. They’re going to have everything…
  • How do International Students qualify for training?

    paulaabci
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Female airline pilots – Is it a good career choice for a woman? Paula Williams:  Is it a good career choice for a women to be an airline pilot? Captain 

David Santo: Yes. Absolutely. I don’t think there’s any difference between the career opportunities for men and women. Specifically, Paula I’ll tell you why: Because the airlines do things by seniority, by date-of-hire seniority. That takes all of the bias out of it. If a men and a women are hired at the same date, they’re going to upgrade with the same opportunities. They’re going to have everything…
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    @FlightTestFact

  • Index of First Flights — January

    Mark Jones Jr
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Feedback needed: Should I clean up the format? Should I hyperlink or just leave it as plain text? What else do you like or not like about the layout? Send a tweet to @FlightTestFact with your thoughts. What is your favorite airplane and when was its first flight? Send a tweet to @FlightTestFact to see it featured.  Search #flighttest on twitter for more. 1/1/1981 first flight #flighttest of the Lear Fan 2100 http://ow.ly/GFeal | actually recorded by British officials as December 32, 1980 1/2/1989 first flight #flighttest of the Tupolev Tu-204, similar to @Boeing 757 http://ow.ly/GGUGF…
  • finding the center of the circle — ATOMs #15-04

    Mark Jones Jr
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    In preparation for the February issue of the Flight Test News (the monthly publication of the Society of Flight Test Engineers), I uploaded some notes and models I’ve been working on for over a year that deal with the Orbis Flight Test Technique for air data/pitot static calibration. There are two documents provided as attachments at the bottom of the post.  I include them again here, for posterity. Development of applied tools of mathematics and statistics for the Orbis model:  Word document and pdf   Orbis data analysis: xlsx The purpose of sharing these notes is, I hope,…
  • When are we ever going to need this? ATOMs #15-03

    Mark Jones Jr
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The answer is “never.” Let me explain. High school algebra teacher, Dean Sherman said this: My grade 9 students have difficulty appreciating the usefulness of the Standard Form of the equation of a line, prompting them to ask, “When are we ever going to need this?” This question used to really bother me, and I would look, as a result, for justification for everything I taught. Now I say, “Never. You will never use this.” I then go on to remind them that people don’t lift weights so that they will be prepared should, one day, [someone] knock them over on the street and…
  • heads or tails — ATOMs #15-02

    Mark Jones Jr
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Noise is not the only occurrence of statistical ideas in flight test. In fact, there are fundamentally two distinct situations in which knowledge of applied tools of mathematics and statistics are helpful: coin flipping and noise. Flipping a coin is the first example, and it perfectly embodies a process with a random outcome. Will it come up heads or tails? We don’t know—we can’t know. But we do know that there is a fifty percent chance of either outcome. Likewise, in flight test and aviation, we cannot know for certain when an aircraft or one of its components will break down, fail,…
  • above the noise — ATOMs #15-01

    Mark Jones Jr
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Imagine that you are standing in front of a conference room, a clean white board behind you, and there are a hundred people in the audience. It’s break time. Everyone is milling about. Old friends are reuniting. Virtual acquaintances become friends as they meet face-to-face for the first time. It just so happens that from your place behind the podium, you recognize someone in the back of the room and begin to call out his name, “John!” Unfortunately, due to the size of the room and the number of excited conversations taking place, your voice fails to carry above the noise. In the back…
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    FLY DOMINiCAN REPUBLIC

  • CABO ROJO FLY IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

    admin
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Aerial photo taken this weekend at the border Fly In Aereoclub Quisqueya conducted between Santiago and Aeroclub of SantoDomingo Naco, where about 26 aircraft participated in track Cabo Rojo, Pedernales, to promote the area touristically delas bay Eagles and promote private tourism and sport aviation in the Dominican Republic in order to attract a percentage of 60, 000 private milaviones United States and Canada who visit the Caribbean each year, especially now that they have increased Bahamas the costs of services at airports and tourism private aircraft that caused seeking other…
  • Boeing 787 in Las Americas Airport Dominican Republic (Video)

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    Footage of Boeing 787 to LAs Americas Airports, Video and Photos by Richard Polanco while landing at Las Americas in a Weekend Flying trip. About Las Americas Airport Las Américas International AirportSpanishAeropuerto Internacional Las Américas, or AILAIATASDQICAOMDSD) is an international airport located in Punta Caucedo, near Santo Domingo and Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic. The airport is run by Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (AERODOM), a private corporation based in the Dominican Republic under a 25-year concession to build, operate, and transfer (BOT) six airports of…
  • Growing private aviation tourism to Dominican Republic – Airventure2014

    admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    OSHKOSH, Wisconsin 2014, Secretary of State, Executive Director of the Airport Department Fernandez Zucco,  highlighted the sustained growth of trade, tourism and aviation  businesses that prefer to Dominican Republic as a destination, according to  official reports disclosed in this North American city, in EAA AirVenture 2014 opening. “Dominican Republic has attracted increasing interest in  passionate non-commercial civil aviation as well as aviation  executive, the Dominican government has been conducting a strategic alliance  public-private partnership to promote our country…
  • Airbus A380 Caribbean Style

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    The Airbus A380 family of aircraft has become a legend of its own. Here are some real and some make believe wishes of Airlines using the A380. The Airbus A380 is a double-deckwide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner, and many airports have upgraded facilities to accommodate it. It was initially namedAirbus A3XX and designed to challenge Boeing‘s monopoly in the large-aircraft market.  AirCanada-A380-Airbus Fly Emirates Airbus Caribbean Jet-Airways-A380 Caribbean-Airlines-A380…
  • Sunseeker Duo First Passenger Flight

    admin
    2 Jun 2014 | 8:03 am
    On May The Solar Powered Sun Seeker took flight for the first time with two people onboard. Eric and Irena Raymond where the Pilots of the Solar Plane. The Sunseeker’s accomplishment may not seem as impressive as, say, the Solar Impulse crew’s plan to circumnavigate the globe using nothing but wind currents and solar power – or, even its test flight from San Fran to Phoenix – but it’s a huge step forward in the Raymonds’ plans to bring solar-powered electric aircraft to the recreational airplane market. You’ll be able to see more solar plane goodness at Osh Kosh in July.
 
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    Greteman Group

  • Business as Usual Is a Missed Opportunity

    Sarah Goertz
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Tried-and-true business methods built strong aviation companies with long histories of success. Quality products, exceptional service, integrity and reputation kept customers coming back. Members of the old guard have continued to hold fast to those four pillars, but is it enough for the next generation of research-driven, online buyers? The answer is, probably not. Every...
  • Blow Through Burnout

    Ashley Bowen Cook
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:08 pm
    I shouldn’t get the seven-year itch until the 2016 Wichita Aero Club Gala, but I confess. It hit me as planning for the sixth-annual gala ramped up. I’ve served as co-chair since the first gala in 2009. It continues to be a labor of love – elevating the aviation industry in general and the Air...
  • A Change of Plans in Abu Dhabi

    Sonia Greteman
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Exhibitors for the Abu Dhabi Air Expo got a shocking notification today. The show, planned for Feb. 8-10, has been pushed back. A year. The reason? Refurbishments underway at Al Bateen Executive Airport. I wouldn’t want to be the expo’s event-planning team for anything. Think of all the exhibitor costs incurred and plans already in...
  • Greteman Group work featured in Human Logo

    Greteman Group
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    Greteman Group, a Wichita-based marketing communications firm, has five logos included in Counter-Print’s Human Logo. This collection of people-based logos is categorized in sections including faces, hands, bodies, hearts and eyes. It contains more than 300 logos from some of the world’s leading design companies. Greteman Group’s work in Human Logo include logos for nonprofit...
  • New Year’s Marketing Resolutions

    Sonia Greteman
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    Ah, the first full week of January. For many, this means the start of a new diet, exercise regime, time management plan or some other means of personal improvement. Businesses would be wise to kick off a similar improvement-focused marketing effort for their brands. Keep It Real Like a personal resolution, resolutions for your brand...
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    Air Facts Journal

  • What it takes to be one sharp pilot, part two: intelligence

    Richard Collins
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    Smarts help… When contemplating a smoking hole made by an airplane, “That was a dumb mistake” is a frequent pronouncement. I think that is misleading because I am not aware of any smart mistakes, especially in airplanes. It just takes a relatively high level of native (as opposed to educated on things other than flying) intelligence to perform well as a pilot. We’ve heard people referred to as natural pilots. Everyone I have heard given that distinction also happened to be a smart, or sharp, person. One thought about smart folks. I have known a number of them who got into trouble…
  • Stop the prop – not a smart idea?

    Jim Goldfuss
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Sometimes it’s scary when you look back at the things you did when you were younger, less experienced, and didn’t know better. Most of the time things turned out OK, but geez was some of that stuff just crazy. What was I thinking? Ahhhh, the blind invincibility of youth. I remember a flight, well, actually I remember many, but this one ranks up there, where if anything came up short, I probably wouldn’t be alive, let alone a pilot writing about this. Let me just put this out there now: I was young, stupid, and believed in the invincibility of me and my flight instructor, so let’s not…
  • There’s no place like home

    David Reinhart
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    There is a special place in the heart of every pilot for his or her “home patch.” It’s the airport where you know you enter the downwind leg over the lake, turn base over the church and final over the mall. It’s the airport where you know all the little secrets and “gotchas.” Over the years I’ve had a number of airports that I’ve called home and every one of them has taught me something. I started my flying life out in California at an airport officially named Barstow-Daggett (DAG) or just Daggett for short. I did a lot of my primary training in a 7DC Champ with a local…
  • What I learned from my father about flying – and life

    Robert Bernstein
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    My father, Gordon Bernstein, died 15 years ago at the age of 81 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease, first diagnosed when he was in his mid-40s and I was 18. He grew up in the Great Depression in Rochester, New York, graduated high school and learned to fly. After Pearl Harbor, he joined the Army Air Corps, becoming a 2nd Lieutenant and B-29 navigator. During the war years he married my mother Evelyn. I was their first child, born in 1944. Spring Valley Airport was a great place to hang around (photo by William Schulz, Jr.) After the war ended, my Dad found work doing full-time…
  • Debate: are single engine airplanes safe at night?

    Air Facts Staff
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Is night flying a twin engine game? The single engine vs. twin debate has raged for decades, with some pilots comforted by another engine and some arguing that twins are actually more dangerous. Sales numbers suggest pilots aren’t worried about engine failures, since high performance singles like the Cirrus SR22 outsell piston twins by a huge margin. But what about night flying? Many pilots still get nervous when contemplating a cross country flight in a single engine airplane. Is it safe? Advocates of night flying point out that engine failures are a pretty small factor in general…
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  • New Bad Elf GPS app available

    Bret Koebbe
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    The Bad Elf Pro+ is our top pick for deluxe GPSs. Bad Elf was the first to hit the scene with an iPad-compatible GPS back in 2010, and their product lineup today is stronger than ever. They are the only GPS manufacturer to offer both a plug-in model, the Bad Elf for Lightning connector, and a Bluetooth wireless GPS, the Bad Elf Pro. In addition to providing reliable GPS location services to your iPad, Bad Elf also offers a free companion app for the GPS receivers to help you get more out of them. While you don’t need to have the app installed to use the Bad Elf with your iPad, it…
  • ForeFlight becomes a data creator

    John Zimmerman
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    In the early days of aviation apps (you know, way back in 2012), developers pushed to add features. New releases were all about track up moving maps, terrain alerts and flight plan enhancements. Pilots considering which app to buy often compared feature charts to see who had the latest gee whiz options. The question was always, “who’s winning the race?” Every app has taxiway diagrams, but who has the most? While nobody at ForeFlight or Garmin is taking a vacation, over the last 12 months most of the major aviation apps have reached parity in terms of features. Certainly…
  • Does the iPad have a “real GPS” in it?

    John Zimmerman
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:39 am
    Google the phrase “does the iPad have a GPS” and prepare to be overwhelmed. More than four years after the iPad was introduced, lots of people are still confused about whether the game-changing tablet actually has a GPS in it. And if it does have a GPS, is it a “real” one? Let’s bust some myths and settle the issue once and for all. Is it a “real” GPS? First, some simple facts. Every iPad ever made has both WiFi and Bluetooth, two wireless technologies for connecting to nearby devices (in the case of Bluetooth) and the internet (in the case of…
  • Flight Training with the iPad webinar video now available

    Bret Koebbe
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Sporty’s VP of Flight Education David Zitt and iPad Pilot News Editor Bret Koebbe recently presented an 80 minute webinar covering a wide variety of topics related to the use of the iPad during flight training, including apps and accessories for student pilots, how to effectively use the iPad when learning how to plan cross-countries, considerations when using the iPad during the FAA checkride and much more. You can watch the full video recording of the webinar here: Here are the slides from the presentation to review at your own pace: Flight Training and the iPad from Sporty's…
  • New charging options for iPad pilots

    John Zimmerman
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:05 pm
    The ChargeHub will power up to 7 devices at one time. While the battery life of iPads and ADS-B receivers is usually pretty good, “battery anxiety” is an ever-present issue. A smart pilot will always have a backup power source on hand, whether for use in an emergency or just for peace of mind. There are plenty of options, from cigarette lighter plugs to battery packs, but some new accessories offer more convenience than ever. The ChargeHub is a new device that promises to charge just about everything in your cockpit – at least everything that uses a USB port to charge…
 
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  • Indonesia Airports Build: Why a Second Jakarta Airport

    Maxim Roelen
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport is one of the most congested airports in the world. As explained in part one, the largest Indonesian airport has failed to cope with passenger growth and will continue to do so in the future. This means that Jakarta is in desperate need of a second large airport to cope with future […]
  • A-CDM in Europe: Is the Ball Rolling?

    Kris de Bolle
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:55 pm
    In the course of one month, the ECAC zone could add 3 more Airport Collaborative Decision Making airports to its list of 12 in 2014. Latest to join was London Gatwick Airport on November 7th, and early October we welcomed Milano Malpensa Airport as Italy’s second, and Stuttgart Airport as Germany’s 5th addition already. Benefiting […]
  • Season’s Greetings from New Airport Insider

    Jinan Alrawi
    24 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    As 2014 wraps up, I want to share with you a few things. We are proud to be referenced on the 21st of December in FinanceAsia.com, paragraph before last. The only thing, they referred to us as an airline magazine. Further, here are the 3 most read articles, all time. No. 3 Australia Airports Build: […]
  • Indonesia Airports Build: What You Need to Know

    Maxim Roelen
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:15 am
    Editor’s note: As some of you know, we like to give aspiring aviation professionals a voice as part of our Generation Y feature. So today we have Maxim Roelen who is writing a 2-part series on Indonesia airports focusing on the situation in Jakarta.  Jakarta is the beating heart of Indonesia’s aviation market, one easily […]
  • Greg Principato Joins NASAO

    Greg Principato
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    As I write this I am less than twelve hours away from starting a new chapter in my life as President and CEO of the National Association of State Aviation Officials, also known as NASAO. NASAO is one of the oldest aviation organizations in the United States, having been founded in 1931 before there was […]
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    Keyboard and Rudder: Notes of a CFI

  • Logbooks, e-logbooks, and Safelog

    Larry M. Coleman
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:05 am
    Pilots track their lives by the number of hours in the air, as if any other kind of time isn't worth noting.Michael ParfitThe Corn was Two Feet Below the Wheels", Smithsonian Magazine (May 2000)A logbook is the most important thing in a pilot's life. Not only does it contain the required information in "a manner acceptable to the Administrator" to prove that you're eligible for your pilot's certificate, it also contains a treasure trove of memories....First solo......That first time taking up a passenger after the big checkride......That trip around Tampa Bay and up the beaches on the Gulf on…
  • 2014: The Year in Review

    Larry M. Coleman
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Thanks to you, readers, it's been another successful year at Keyboard & Rudder and the Larry the Flying Guy YouTube channel. Although the number of posts slowed down in the latter part of the year, that was because I was busy becoming an airline pilot, not because I'd run out of ideas. There are plenty of posts left in the Becoming an Airline Pilot series, and still plenty of interesting topics to post on besides that in 2015.I have a lot of fun writing this blog, even though it is a lot of work and eats up a considerable amount of my limited free time. But what is even more fun is seeing…
  • Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 1: Ground school

    Larry M. Coleman
    25 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    It's 0900 on Monday morning. First day. The process begins—as does the training folder that will follow each of us for the rest of our career.A notebook, highlighter, operations manual, Jepps, chocolate, and coffee. Let's get this party started.There are ten seats reserved. Surprisingly, although I got hired the day after my 40th birthday, I'm actually #3 in seniority. (Most airlines assign seniority in classes by birthdate, starting with the oldest and working downward.) Of those ten, nine are here, which is actually a pretty good show percentage. Many pilots apply and interview at several…
  • Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 0: The post-offer stage

    Larry M. Coleman
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:32 pm
    In my last post, I went over what a typical airline interview is like. If you're lucky, your company will tell you right away if you're hired. Mine did, and as a welcome aboard present gave me a packet of material to study before showing up for my class date three weeks from then.Airlines differ in philosophy when it comes to preparing for ground school. Some of them do not want you to study anything before coming in because they don't want you to be studying the "wrong" things or the right things in the "wrong" way (meaning not the way they do it there). Others expect you to have already…
  • Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 0: The interview

    Larry M. Coleman
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:53 am
    In Part 1 of this series, I went over my qualifications and gave some suggestions of things to consider when choosing an airline to apply at. This time, I'll get into more detail about what the interview itself was like. And, no, there will be no "dress nicely" or "smile and make eye contact" tips in this post to waste your time.I mentioned before that a resource I wish I would have known about before my interview is the excellent overview book The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual by Greg Brown & Mark Holt. (If you prefer an eBook, there's a paper copy bundled with the e-formatted version…
 
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  • Airbus welcomes French Prime Minister

    Editor
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:19 am
    France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls visited Airbus’ final assembly line in China. The Final Assembly Line China or FALC, is in the Chinese city of Tianjin. Airbus A320’s roll off the end of the production line in FALC, the French Prime Minister went to view where the structure of the aircraft is assembled. Airbus’ final assembly line in China is run as a joint venture between Airbus, the Tianjin Free Trade Zone and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). The assembly line in Tianjin is Airbus’ first final assembly line outside of Europe. FALC makes up one…
  • AirAsia flight QZ8501: Fuselage recovery begins

    Editor
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:56 am
    A salvage operation has begun to recover the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 aircraft. An operation has begun to remove the fuselage of the Airbus A320 from the Java sea. Initial attempts at recovering the fuselage were unsuccessful, as the ropes around the fuselage snapped. A further four bodies have been recovered from the aircraft, the total now stands at 69 with others thought to be inside. The Airbus A320 was travelling from Surabay to Singapore when it crashed into the Java sea. Indonesian officials believe the aircraft stalled before crashing into the sea. Officials…
  • Older aircraft given second chance after oil prices fall

    Editor
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:21 am
    The fall in oil prices has given older passenger jets that were destined for the scrap yard a second chance, aircraft financiers said on Monday. 4 engined aircraft such as the Airbus A340 and early variants of the Boeing 747 are finding more work thanks to a drop in oil prices. The aircraft’s fate would have been desert storage or scrap, but for now their life has been extended. Aengus Kelly, chief executive of AerCap, an aircraft leasing firm told the Airline conference in Dublin: “We are seeing a big pick-up in demand for aircraft we thought we would scrap.” Reuters…
  • CAE OAA easyJet MPL program applications closing soon

    Editor
    17 Jan 2015 | 3:49 am
    The closing date for the easyJet Multi Pilots Licence course is Jan 19th at 08:00. Upon completion of the course, students will join easyJet as a first officer. The Multi Pilots Licence course is run by CAE OAA, and will take 78 weeks to complete. Applications for the course are open untill 08:00 Jan 19th. CAE OAA describes the course as “an exceptional opportunity for aspiring pilots to train under the mentorship of easyJet and go on to fly as First Officers on their Airbus A320 fleet.” CAE OAA say that over the last three years, 44 easyJet MPL students have joined the…
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    Editor
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:12 am
    Flying – it’s more than a form of transport, it’s the best thing in the world. To some flying is a career, a hobby and to those who can’t fly – a dream. Learning to fly is expensive and airline sponsorship schemes are rare to non existent. A lucky few have the money the money to learn to fly, others must get jobs, live cheap and save every penny they earn to learn to fly. Aviation has age reversing effects, if you don’t believe me go to an airshow, you’ll see men and women of all ages smile like children. The aviation community is in my eyes a unique…
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  • Indian HAL-Druv helicopters are on ‘restricted’ operations only

    captain
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:19 am
    Ecuador has suffered from various accidents from HAL-Druv Indian made helicopters. Such accidents prompted actions on the remaining helicopters to be operated only on restricted operations. Checks are currently being done on the remaining fleet. The Ecuadorian Air Force has acquired helicopters from HAL for about 45million in the year of 2009. Until now, two have crashed and other two had problems; the last two all in a short span of 2 weeks. On February 2014, a helicopter crashed while flying from Guayaquil to Quito, with only one crew member to survive. This Air Force helicopter was…
  • Helicopter searching for dirty-bombs

    captain
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:57 am
    One may have seen this Bell 412 helicopter flying around, especially from January 22nd onwards. It has been preparing for the upcoming SuperBowl. What this helicopter does is that it records radiation levels in the area providing real-time readings of low level air and ground contamination. The helicopter is operated by NNSA which responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the USA. FBI requested this team to be as a QRF (quick reaction force) if any radiological emergency arise. This Bell 412 will continue to fly up till January 28 and by then will have covered around 22sqm. It flies…
  • DHL commences Helicopter operations from Heathrow Airport

    captain
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Courier company DHL has started helicopter delivery service from Heathrow Airport to Canary Wharf in an attempt to reduce transatlantic delivery times. Previously the journey to the East London banking district took two hours by road and now this will take only 20 mins via a daily scheduled helicopter service.  By doing this DHL will be able to put packages on earlier Trans Atlantic flights guaranteeing overnight delivery. This service came about following several requests from exisiting customers, DHL’s European CEO John Pearson said. DHL will be using a Bell 206 Jetranger helicopter…
  • SAR helicopter contract for Falklands

    captain
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:53 am
    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a ten year contract to AAR, a US-based defence contractor, to provide Search and Rescue and other supporting roles in the Islands of Falklands. Candidates for this contract were amongst others Avincis, CGC Scotia, Cobham and one of the favorites; Bristow Helicopters. The UK will see the latter take SAR ops from April this year. The deal will be implemented from April next year with an estimated budget of $275 million. AAR will work alongside British International Helicopters which is currently the helicopter service provider on the islands. Currently,…
  • Filmed R44 Crash

    captain
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:11 am
    This Robinson R44 crashed on the 4th of July 2013 but the video has only been released recently.   Four occupants were on board the helicopter when it crashed in the small city of Corumba de Goias in Brazil and nobody was injured. Following the below video, what do you think contributed to the crash?  Appreciate if you can leave some comments so that we can all learn. Updated – Investigation Report ( translated to English) “While trying to stabilise the aircraft on the ground, the pilot realised that there were several children on the approach. To avoid a catastrophic event,…
 
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  • Rockwell Collins: Keeping You Engaged Mid-Flight

    Joe Faruqui
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:10 am
    Some of the modern features that Rockwell Collins has put into airplanes are not just for the pilots – many of them are found right in the cabin. In this age of technology, gone are the days of reading a newspaper or being forced to talk to that stranger sitting next to you on your … Continue Reading..
  • The Fuselage Automatic Upright Build (FAUB): Boeing’s New Robotic Riveting System

    Joe Faruqui
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:34 am
    Developed as a response to the Airbus A350 XWB long-range, twin-engine, wide-body jetliner, the Boeing 777X family of jetliners is expected to debut in 2020. The fuselage of the 777X wide-body calls for an impressive 60,000 fasteners—all of which are currently installed by hand. However, to meet the already-placed firm orders from Lufthansa, Emirates, Qatar … Continue Reading..
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    Joe Faruqui
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:04 am
    On September 29, 2014, the American industrial company OshKosh Corporation, was awarded a contract by the U.S. Marine Corps to modernize their extended boom forklift fleet. Valued at $99 Million, the contract calls for OshKosh to update 485 EBFLs, provide 100 armored cabs, and produce replacement parts. The EBFL is a military spec four-wheel drive, … Continue Reading..
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    Joe Faruqui
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    The Boeing Company, an American multinational corporation, was awarded two government contracts valuing a total of over $54 Billion in February 2014.In mid-February, 2014, the U.S Air Force awarded Boeing with a 10+ yearlong contract with a total value of approximately $52 Billion. The contract calls for Boeing to produce a newly designed Tanker called … Continue Reading..
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    Joe Faruqui
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    The Harris Corporation is an international communications and information technology company. They got their start in 1895 when brothers Alfred and Charles Harris developed a revolutionary automatic sheet feeding printing press. After merging with Radiation, Inc. in 1967 the company began developing antenna and integrated circuits to be used in the space race. In 1974 … Continue Reading..
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